Today we’re announcing a new partnership encouraging more Black and Minority Ethnic students to start out on a career in brewing and distilling by studying on Heriot-Watt University’s world-leading Brewing and Distilling undergraduate course.
Alongside the University, we’re launching a new four-year bursary starting from summer 2021 with the aim of improving diversity in the brewing industry. The successful applicant will receive £2000 each year from Brewgooder for a total of four years whilst studying on the BSc (Hons) Brewing and Distilling course based in Edinburgh.
We’re also pledging hands-on work experience with our team to gain practical insight into the industry.
The bursary is part of our wider “Work In Progress” anti-racist programme and aims to make a career opportunities for Black and Minority Ethnic students more accessible in the industry we love.
The International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University is renowned for its excellence in learning and teaching, with some of our own team graduating from the course, going on to full time employment with us after a short internship.
Dr Dawn Maskill, Head of the ICDB at Heriot-Watt, said of the partnership:
“It is an industry celebrated for its ingenuity so to get more people from all backgrounds interested can only be a positive step for the industry as a whole. Our ability, as a University, to attract links with industry leaders and give our students unique learning experiences, really speaks to our reputation as a leader in brewing and distilling.”
We strongly encourage you to share this bursary programme with your network so that we can sign post more people to this opportunity. If you’d like to get in touch with us about it drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.